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Desperadoes
     

Desperadoes

by Ron Hansen
 

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At age 65, Emmett Dalton, the sole survivor of the infamous Dalton gang makes a living by selling his outrageous adventure stories to Hollywood. Desperadoes details his memories of the murders, bootlegging and thievery he and his posse committed. The grit and excitement of these violent times are expertly evoked by the sharp pen and authentic voice of

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At age 65, Emmett Dalton, the sole survivor of the infamous Dalton gang makes a living by selling his outrageous adventure stories to Hollywood. Desperadoes details his memories of the murders, bootlegging and thievery he and his posse committed. The grit and excitement of these violent times are expertly evoked by the sharp pen and authentic voice of HarperCollins' bestselling author Ron Hansen.

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New York
This is one terrific book...Gunsmoke for literate adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060976989
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
233,846
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Jerome Charyn
"The writing is so accomplished and the book has such an authoritative tone that one finds it difficult to think of this as a first novel."

Meet the Author

Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ron Hansen lives in northern California, where he teaches at Santa Clara University.

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